Welcome to the Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension. We are your connection to Virginia’s land-grant universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. We provide unbiased, objective, research-based information and educational programs to individuals, families, organizations, and communities in the three broad areas of: Agriculture and Natural Resources; 4-H Youth Development; and Family and Consumer Sciences.
Why Cooperative? We are the product of a cooperative agreement between Henrico County, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the United States Department of Agriculture. We provide educational programs directed to the needs of Henrico County citizens with the assistance of many dedicated volunteers. The Henrico Extension Leadership Council helps us identify these needs and is our partner in the design, implementation, and evaluation of our education programs.
Do you save? During America Saves Week, learn about these savings strategies and themes: Saving Automatically, Family Savings Day, Saving for Retirement, Saving at Tax Time, Paying Off High-Interest Debt, and Saving for Emergencies. Read more…
Free Tax Preparation
Get your taxes done for FREE at a MetroCASH location near you! Our volunteers will assist you with claiming the tax credits you qualify for, including the Earned Income Tax Credit. Available for anyone earning less than $54,000 in 2016. Read more…
Let’s go camping! The 2017 Henrico “4-H Grows Here” Junior 4-H Camp will be held July 10 – 14, 2017 at Jamestown 4-H Center.
UPDATE: Henrico camp week is still accepting male camper applications, however space is limited. Female campers are being placed on a waiting list at this time!
All youth 9 through 14 years of age as of September 30, 2017, may attend. Camp cost includes a 4-H t-shirt, lodging, meals, programs, instructional class materials, and transportation by chartered bus. Spaces are limited, so register today! Read more…
The Annual Henrico 4-H Berry Plant Fundraiser is going on now! Our goal is to provide quality products at reasonable prices. Proceeds from the sale are used to support local 4-H youth programs.
Programs for 2017 have begun! Join us to learn how to grow your own food, bring beneficial pollinators to your garden, make your lawn a SMART lawn, and more! And don’t forget to sign up for our brand new Landscape for Life program!
VCE Volunteer Training Modules
As a volunteer in our programs, we hope you share our core values for appreciation of differences and inclusion, because as a VCE volunteer, you share our civil rights responsibility to insure that our programs and services are nondiscriminatory. Please take a moment to complete the VCE Volunteer Civil Rights Training Module.
As a Master Gardener Volunteer, learn to minimize risk while presenting VCE programs to citizens of Henrico County by completing the Risk Management Essentials for Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners.